Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, April 12th, 2019
The Federal Government will look into gradual removal of fuel subsidy as part of strategies to boost revenue, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has said. The minister said this on Thursday on the sideline of the IMF/World Bank meetings currently taking place in Washington DC, United States of America.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed that nothing can stop its Presidential candidate in the February 23 election,Atiku Abubakar from reclaiming his allegedly stolen mandate. PDP’s national working committed also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Presidency of “setting up plots” against its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Federal lawmakers in Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Thursday gave President Muhammadu Buhari 48 hours to address the nation over the recent killings in Africa’s most populous nation. Concise News had reported that no fewer than 50 persons, including members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, were last week Tuesday killed in Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the nation’s security agencies to deal ruthlessly with bandits rampaging the country, Concise News reports. This news medium understands that Buhari issued the order on Thursday after a meeting at the President Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital, with service chiefs.
The Federal Government has asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria’s 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, to allow the court to determine the merits or otherwise of his petition against President Muhammadu Buhari. The government stated this in reaction to campaign billboards and posters titled “The Pukka’’ of the former vice-president found in Abuja and Adamawa State.
A Thai killer bitterly showed police how he killed a young tourist after he raped her. Concise News reports that Ronnakorn Romruen, 24, has confessed to smashing the head and face of Miriam Beelte with a rock after subjecting her to the vicious sex attack.
The presidency has blamed the delay in the payment of the March 2019 salary for beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme on the Ministry of Finance and the Accountant General’s Office, Concise News understands. The online news medium understands that the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment, Afolabi Imoukhuede, said this on Thursday about the N-Power March 2019 salary.
A senior officer of the Nigeria Customs Service has died following an attack he suffered from a swarm of bees while on patrol duty. Concise News reports that Abba Abubakar, an officer operating at the Seme customs command, along Ashipa axis of Badagry, Lagos, met his death Tuesday after he was stung by the bees, the agency says in a statement.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has released the former 2nd Vice-President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Monday Ubani. Concise News reports that the release was made at about 11 am on Thursday, April 11th.
The draw ceremony for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt is set to take place on Friday, 12th April. The draw is billed to take place behind the famous Giza Pyramids from 6 pm GMT (7 pm Nigerian time).